3. To complete the earth’s core, he used plywood, cardboard fins, and expanding foam. Then, he covered the sphere in rice paper and marked out where each colored match would go.
Yoder said by that point it was pretty much a “slightly more complicated paint by numbers project.”
4. Yoder said the inspiration behind the piece is the global warming crisis.
“The fact that it is made out of matches — it’s very fraught, there’s potential for fire, for destruction.”
5. He included an image of Hurricane Sandy approaching the East Coast, which was happening around the same time he began the project.
Yoder said he also decided to include Hurricane Sandy because he was going through a divorce at the time, and the storm served as a metaphor for the “shifting dynamics within [his] family.”